Wild Science

Wild Science

Amazing Encounters Between Animals and the People Who Study Them

Book - 2004
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Spend the night tracking bats on a narrow ridge high in the Chiricauhua Mountains of Arizona, trek along the beaches of Costa Rica in the footsteps of huge and powerful leatherback turtles, and free stranded whales from the beaches of coastal Newfoundland. Experience first-hand these fascinating, funny and often perilous encounters between wildlife biologists and the animals they study.Wild Science features 10 world-renowned animal scientists-including information on how they decided to become researchers, the stories behind their fascinating jobs and scientific information about the animals they study. The animals include endangered Vancouver Island marmots, grizzly bears, manatees, polar bears, sea otters and leatherback turtles. The settings range from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic to Arizona, and from Florida to California. And our guides are the experts-the wildlife scientists who spend their lives ensuring the survival of these animals.Accompanied by extraordinary full-colour photographs and black-and-white line drawings, Wild Science will engage even the most reluctant young readers and the most enthusiastic young scientists.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9781551926186
1551926180
Branch Call Number: 591.68097 M643
Characteristics: vi, 168 p. : ill. (some col.)

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